Hello! Tami Sanders here with a VERY inky, VERY layered altered purse project to share with you…
This purse started out as a plain, wood, box purse, then layers of inks and designs were added. The inks were heat set after each layer to avoid blending them into each other.
The first layer was a nice, base coat of white acrylic paint. The first layer of design was added using the 12″ Moroccan Tiles template-TCW385 and ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx in Mossy and Verdigris applied using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips. The next layer was made using the 12″ Scallop Flower template - TCW366 and Adobe and Leather Inks. Next, the 12″ Art Is template-TCW261was inked randomly using Adobe and Leather Inx. Then Mossy Inx was rubbed lightly over the entire purse using a sponge. When dry, the purse was distressed with sandpaper, with heavier “distressing” around the edges.
The raised feather design was created using the 12″ Fancy Feathers template – TCW389 and Golden’s Coarse Molding Paste applied with a palette knife. The paste was allowed to set and dry overnight. It was then tinted using touches of the Vintage and Verdigris Mix’d Media Inx as well as ColorBox Squash and Mudslide Archival Dye Inks from the refill bottles mixed with a little water and applied with a paintbrush.
Holes were drilled in the top of the purse, and wire and beads were used to make the handle.
Think DIMENSION with The Crafter’s Workshop templates and Molding Paste!
Hi there! I just wanted to share a quick card idea with you. This idea came into life as I was creating this layout (I´ve used a TCW stencil on that one too..recognize which one?) and had heaps of texture paste left over after finishing it. So I just took another stencil (“Cut Circles”) and placed it on a piece of leftover patterned paper I had lying on my desk and started randomly applying the paste onto the paper. Then I just let the paper dry and used the pasted areas for this quick Christmas card idea.
The photos actually say it all – it´s just: apply paste, punch, glue down and decorate !
Easy peasy, right? I don´t know about you, but I have a big pile of Christmas cards I need to finish every year, so this kind of card ideas always help me a little in reaching that goal .
As promised, another video tutorial with Christine Urias of ScrapTime! Here she’s using distressed inks plus our stencils and then her white paint markers and all sorts of other goodies (click here to read more.)
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see a Christine Urias of ScrapTime! tutorial, then you’ve been missing one of the gems of the craft industry. Here is her how-to using our stencils (Peacock Doily TCW403) plus Splash of Color’s Luminarte paints!
Have you ever started a project and realized you didn’t have the right tool to complete it? It can be very frustrating. It happened to me when I wanted to make a card with a window but didn’t have the die to put through my die cutting machine. Look at your stencils! I wanted a round window and using these two stencils I created my card.
Using the Moroccan Tiles stencil I took a piece of cardstock, traced my tile and cut it out. I added acrylic and crackle paint to my new window to make it look aged.
If you look closely you can see all the cracks. I didn’t use heavy paper so it warped a little but if you put it under something heavy it will flatten. My next step I created the background with the Harlequin stencil, black acrylic paint, matte gel medium and then painted over it with a wash of gray paint. With archival and distress inks I created the window scene and attached the window. My last touch was a big fat furry spider.
Remember there are amazing windows, doors, and portals in stencils. You just have to look a little closer and you will see them.
I still carving cardboard and decided to try using the cardboard as stamps. Using the Abstract leaves stencil I carved three leaves and then cut them out of the cardboard to use them as three different stamps.
Using distress paints and water on my craft sheet I put the leaves in the paint and then onto my paper. These will not be crisp stamped images but they give you that watercolor look. I even carved a couple of green leaves out of cardstock to add to the layout.
Once the paint is dry on your new cardboard leaf stamps, you can use them again. I find the cardboard gets pretty wet and it will loose it’s stamp affect unless you let them dry. The best part is the paint build up on the cardboard because you start seeing lots of different textures. Now it’s your turn to find your cardboard and start making stamps!
Hello there! Sanna here again with two fast and easy-to-do cards. My inspiration for these came from Pinterest. I saw a painting there that I really liked and as I was watching it, it came to my mind, that I could try and create a similar looking background for my cards.
So I just applied acrylic paint layer after layer with a foam brush, let the layers dry properly and after the paint was all dry, applied some white paint thru the “Arrows and Hearts” stencil over the larger magenta painted area for more contrast. On the other card (blue) I used the same technique and stencil, but doodled the stencil images thru the stencil by using a white pen. Then all I needed to do was to add some sequins and the sentiment for finish my cards. Fairly easy, but effective.
I should maybe also add that while I was creating these cards, we had really warm summer weather with degrees up to +38°C here in Austria. Fast and easy projects were just perfect for this kind of weather (and can also be created outside in the garden)…
While I was at it, I also made myself a little bookmark out of a card leftover piece. This one is also really easy to make. I just took the same stencil, doodled thru it with a black pen and after that just colored the images with markers. Easy peasy..
I have been using quite a few stencils on other projects during the past months. There are also some step-by-step tutorials over at my blog – so just hop over here, here and here if you want to take a look at those projects.
Hello it’s Ronda here today to share with you an artsy tag using my Pie Chart Stencil.
The 6×6 stencil Pie Chart is such a fun little size to use on any of your projects. Like any of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, you can it to mask & paper piece a design.
Take this Love tag for example. After creating my background, I used the Pie Chart to trace the pie pieces on a 6×6 pad of various patterned paper. I like the smaller patterns with those petite size pads. On only two of the pieces, I sponge through the stencil to get the design using acrylic paint.
Next I laid the pie pieces out on the tag just like the stencil to get my pie shape back. I popped up a few pieces here and there to give it some dimension and added in a few embellishments to give it texture. With a black pen I added faux stitching around the pie pieces. You could create this same design on a card, layout, or art journal page.
On this Hipster layout I used the same technique to paper piece the camera on the left side. I love that stencils are really tools in the artists arsenal and can create so many different looks!